The Virat Kohli-led Indian side suffered a shock exit in the semi-finals after a narrow loss to New Zealand at Old Trafford. Although India performed brilliantly throughout the group stage, their ability to dominate pressure moments has come into question especially with Kohli at the helm of proceedings.
Amidst this scenario, there have been calls on Rohit Sharma to assume leadership responsibilities of the Indian team. Rohit has been the most successful Indian Premier League (IPL) captain having achieved four titles during his stint as leader of the Mumbai Indians.
Despite his sparkling IPL record, former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has said Kohli is still the better captain than Rohit due to his ability to lead the team on all fronts.
“Rohit Sharma in the IPL as his team has been in the finals a lot more than Virat Kohli’s. But, as far as the man to captain the Indian cricket team, it would be Virat Kohli. He leads from the front with the bat, in the field, and on the training track. He is the fittest Indian cricketer going around,” he said.